Encouragement for Hungry Vegan Travelers to Miami, Florida

By on September 18, 2014
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It’s amazing and altogether empowering to know that people don’t need to consume animal products to stay alive and healthy. Indeed, folks who live the vegan lifestyle truly feel like they are at present the best version of themselves. Although it has been difficult in the past to find good vegan meals while on the road, travelling while vegan isn’t the ordeal it once was. Today, good vegan and vegetarian restaurants are found everywhere. They even thrive in places that normally cater to the famously omnivorous South Florida traveler.

Anyone looking to explore Miami while maintaining their harmonious relationship with food will be heartened to know that vegan dining opportunities abound in this little corner of The Sunshine State. Travelers and locals alike can enjoy all that Miami has to offer in terms of attractions and a plant based diet. For proof, the below directory of satisfying and health-conscious vegan and vegetarian eateries is provided to the reader.
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Each year, millions of enthusiastic snowbirds converge in Miami for sun, sand, and to find fellowship in a celebration of warm weather. Some folks also come here to celebrate plant-based living. For them, the French-owned eatery the Sandwicherie stands ready to deliver. The Sandwicherie has been tempting Miami visitors and locals since 1998. Voted “The best sandwich in Miami” by the local media, this diminutive sandwich bar is a best known for its use of only the freshest ingredients and its proprietary vinaigrette dressing. The Sandwicherie earns high praise for good vegan sandwiches featuring lots of options and generous portions served at a fair price.

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Maoz Vegetarian is where one goes when they have a hankering for falafel. The mixed green salad with plump and crisp falafel with all the best toppings resembles a dream come true. Their unique selection of toppings includes pickled beets, coleslaw, and of course, tahini. Everything that goes into every dish is fresh and delicious. The Belgium-style fried potatoes with garlic sauce are a home run, while the roasted broccoli needs to be tasted to be believed. Maoz Vegetarian is always clean. Their prices are reasonable and their staff is always very accommodating.

Blue Collar Miami Vegan

The Blue Collar

The Blue Collar is a tiny sanctuary for vegans situated in the heart of Miami’s MiMo district. The Blue Collar is best known for meatless comfort food. The locals go to the Blue Collar for the Veggie Plate which according to regulars is “a vegetarian’s dream.” The dish includes any four items from their notorious Veg Chalkboard and could consist of sautéed kale, roasted beets, roasted artichoke hearts, baby bok choy or curried cauliflower. Appetizers include Chanukah Latkes, tostones with vaca frita and spring rolls.

Sublime Vegan Miami


The owners of “Sublime” began serving “clear-conscience” dishes in 1989, and they are still going strong to this day. Famous for its vegan fare and jaunty atmosphere, Sublime is regarded as one of the top ten vegetarian restaurants in the nation by one prominent newspaper. For this reason, it is not uncommon to see film stars and other celebrities inside.

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Lifefood Gourmet

Executive Chef, John Schott of Lifefood Gourmet in Miami wants to “love and help humanity overcome its perils.” Lifefood Gourmet serves up raw, vegan food whose purpose is to nourish the body and rejuvenate the spirit. Locals and visitors alike find their enlightened way to Lifefood for a delicious mix of nutritious treats such as salads and smoothies. One very popular dish is a burrito made from pumpkin nut “meat” with guacamole, lettuce, and tomato. Other dishes include a Mediterranean salad with garden greens, flax chips, and hummus dressed up with olive oil, lemon and apple cider vinegar. The all-vegetable pizza is a crowd favorite and consists of spinach, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and zucchini. All of which tastes so much better when washed down with a palm nectar smoothie.

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La Vie Raw

Near downtown Miami is Coral Gables, a city where folks who are concerned about what they put into their bodies go to eat. There, the La Vie en Raw restaurant features a menu that remains unconditionally vegan. One can be assured of the quality of vegan food if a carnivore could dine there and leave satisfied. That’s exactly the experience one can expect from visiting La Vie en Raw. Standout dishes include “pasta” made from zucchini. Not to be missed is the twenty-dollar vegan menu with its main course, choice of soup or salad, and dessert. At any given time, Italian or Mexican-themed raw food preparation events are hosted at the location. Many of these events feature exhibitions of works of local artists.

Finding good vegan meals can be more challenging while away from home. This is particularly true if one’s objective is to try as many of the local specialties as is possible. With a bit of planning and a little research, any self-respecting vegan can easily dine their way from end-to-end in sunny Miami, Florida.

Do you know of any Miami Vegan hot spots you would like to share with us? Let us know in the comments below

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  1. Alex Cuevas

    May 7, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Can you add our growing number of organic vegan restaurants?